Media Center PC

Epson Endeavor ST120 HTPC with Blu-ray

Epson Endeavor ST120 HTPC with Blu-ray

Epson Japan have updated their ST1XX series of super-compact desktop PCs with a shot of high-definition and an improved processor.  No mere nettop, the Endeavor ST120 has a 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 CPU, a Japan-only MonsterTV HDUS digital TV tuner and a Blu-ray burner, all in something measuring just 75 x 185 x 195mm.

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Sony VAIO LV all-in-one PC review

Sony VAIO LV all-in-one PC review

When first announced back in September, the Sony VAIO LV-series was described as a High-Definition PC/TV.  That blurring of distinctions between computer and entertainment gives a good idea of how the company envisages their all-in-one slotting into your lifestyle; a relatively rare HMDI input, allowing external sources to use the LV as a 1080p-capable display, helps single the system out even further.  Are TV tuners, Blu-ray and Dolby Digital surround sound enough to let the VAIO LV replace your current HDTV?

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Sony Vaio RT Review – Top Tier All-in-One Multimedia PC

Sony Vaio RT Review – Top Tier All-in-One Multimedia PC

Forget the iMac, HP Touchsmart, Gateway or Dell XPS “One”, we've got a powerhouse all-in-one multimedia PC from Sony; it might not have a catchy name but it sure means business. The Sony VAIO Sony VGC-RT150Y no ordinary PC; It is a top notch VAIO that combines the technology of an HDTV with the computing power of a quad core multimedia PC. Behind the 25.5-inch XBRITE Full HD LCD Screen there's an Intel Core 2 Quad 9400 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB of hard-drive with built-in digital TV tuners, Blu-ray burner and masses of A/V input and outputs for full 1080p living room entertainment. But with the price tag of $4,000, can it live up to the hype?

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Silicon Mountain Allio HDTV with integrated Blu-ray Media Center

Silicon Mountain Allio HDTV with integrated Blu-ray Media Center

Silicon Mountain have taken the sizable wraps off of the Allio HDTV, which not only boasts a full 1080p High-Definition panel but an integrated home theater PC and Blu-ray player.  Available in two sizes, 32 inches and 42-inches, six models are on offer: the top-spec Allio ATVI-3G4542 has an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 CPU with 4GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and Windows Vista Home Premium.

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Dell XPS One 24: All-in-one High-Def media PC

Dell XPS One 24: All-in-one High-Def media PC

Dell have taken the wraps off of their latest XPS computer, the 24-inch Dell XPS One 24 desktop PC.  Running at full 1080p 1920 x 1080 high-definition, the XPS One has optional Blu-ray for entertainment and high-capacity back-ups, together with a 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor and optional NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT video card.  Dell have also managed to pack in a 25W 2.1-channel JBL audio system.

 

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Sony VAIO JS1: All-in-One with optional Blu-ray & high-def audio editing

Sony VAIO JS1: All-in-One with optional Blu-ray & high-def audio editing

Sony's VAIO JS series of all-in-one desktop PCs - which were announced last month - has been re-announced for Europe, together with some new spec details and photos.  Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 processor with 3GB of RAM, a 500GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g/n, the JS1's crowning glory is a 20.1-inch 1680 x 1050 X-black display with an Intel GMA X4500HD video card doing the business behind the scenes.

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VidaBox RoomClientHD compact 1080p home media streamer

VidaBox RoomClientHD compact 1080p home media streamer

VidaBox have announced the RoomClientHD, a compact high-definition video streamer capable of receiving full 1080p and lossless audio from any of the company's media servers.  With an optional slot-loading Blu-ray drive, the RoomClientHD measures 6 x 6 x 2-inches but still manages to pack a DVI port for HDMI/DVI/VGA output, gigabit ethernet, six USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA port and audio inputs and outputs.

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